Your neighborhood. Your ideas. Your home.
Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program gives residents the opportunity to become active partners in making Denver a vibrant and sustainable community. Neighborhoods participating in this unique certification program organize workshops, projects, and events that enhance the livability of their neighborhood and reduce residents' ecological footprint. Participating neighborhoods earn program credits for their efforts and, depending on the number of credits earned in a given year, they may receive designation as a “Participating Sustainable Neighborhood” or an “Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood” from the City. The City provides in-kind resources, such as printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to support projects.
Now Accepting Applications!
You can find this year’s application here. Applications are due by 5pm on December 8.
Please send completed applications to:
Mail: Department of Environmental Health
c/o Taylor Moellers
200 W 14th Ave, Ste. 310 Denver, CO 80204
For assistance with this application, contact Taylor Moellers, Taylor.Moellers@denvergov.org or 720-865-5477
What Makes a Good Application?
Here are a few quick tips to remember when filling out your application:
A competitive application will show support from the neighborhood; as individual neighbors, from the registered neighborhood organization (RNO), and from the Councilmember of that district (other neighborhood organizations and local businesses are great too!). You must apply as one of Denver’s officially recognized neighborhoods. Please refer to this Neighborhood Map for clarification.
Competitive applications will include proposed sustainability initiatives, projects, and topics that you would like to address in the neighborhood – anything from increasing recycling rates, to holding a sustainability potluck series, to signing neighbors up for energy advising, and more. Feel free to refer to the “Goals, Target Areas, Suggested Projects” brochure for ideas. The evaluation team will also be looking at how you plan to make these initiatives and projects happen.
Below is a list of the criteria used to evaluate all applications:
Taylor Moellers Program Coordinator Taylor.Moellers@denvergov.org 720-865-5477
Denver Environmental Quality